Minimum Entry Scores for NSW Opportunity Classes - 2018

The minimum scores for 2018 entry to NSW Opportunity Classes

This is the list of primary schools with Opportunity Classes sorted by minimum entry score. You may also be interested in minimum entry scores for NSW selective high schools.

The score or the sorting is not a ranking of the primary schools with opportunity classes. It is determined by the geographical location of the schools and the academic merit of the students applying for entry. It should not be used as the only criterion for choosing Opportunity Classes. Parents should also consider factors such as the curriculum offered at each school, travelling time and transport.

SchoolMinimum Entry Score
Beecroft Public School 245
North Rocks Public School 241
Ermington Public School 239
Summer Hill Public School 238
Matthew Pearce Public School 236
Artarmon Public School 230
Dural Public School 227
Waitara Public School 227
Greystanes Public School 226
Ironbark Ridge Public School 226
St Johns Park Public School 225
Ashfield Public School 224
Chatswood Public School 224
Hurstville Public School 224
Ryde Public School 224
Neutral Bay Public School 223
Quakers Hill Public School 222
Woollahra Public School 221
Georges Hall Public School 220
Picnic Point Public School 219
Sutherland Public School 219
Caringbah North Public School 216
Balmain Public School 215
Leumeah Public School 215
Wilkins Public School 215
Balgowlah Heights Public School 212
Earlwood Public School 212
Harrington Street Public School 212
Holsworthy Public School 212
Mona Vale Public School 211
Blacktown South Public School 210
Casula Public School 208
Alexandria Park Community School 206
Newbridge Heights Public School 205
Wollongong Public School 205
Blaxcell Street Public School 204
Greenacre Public School 203
Smithfield Public School 200
Gosford Public School 199
Wentworth Falls Public School 193
St Andrews Public School 191
Colyton Public School 189
New Lambton South Public School 188
Camden South Public School 187
Glenbrook Public School 187
Kingswood Public School 187
Bradbury Public School 186
Jewells Primary School 183
Tamworth Public School 181
Tighes Hill Public School 181
Sturt Public School 177
Wyong Public School 177
Rutherford Public School 176
Maryland Public School 174
Bathurst West Public School 169
Illaroo Road Public School 169
Soldiers Point Public School 167
Goulburn West Public School 166
Tahmoor Public School 166
Richmond Public School 165
Armidale City Public School 164
Moree Public School 164
Queanbeyan South Public School 164
Alstonville Public School 163
Cessnock West Public School 163
Biraban Public School 162
Tamworth South Public School 162
Dubbo West Public School 161
Goonellabah Public School 161
South Grafton Public School 161
Toormina Public School 161
Coonabarabran Public School 160
Cudgegong Valley Public School 160
Lithgow Public School 160
Port Macquarie Public School 160
Source: DoE

NSW Opportunity classes in primary schools are provided to high achieving, academically gifted students with an educationally enriched environment. Opportunity Class Placement are for Year 4 students seeking entry to Year 5 the following year.

The selection criteria: Opportunity Class Placement Score based on the placement test results in English, mathematics and general ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English and mathematics. Other evidence of academic merit may also be considered.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class is managed centrally by the department's Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Unit. Application for Year 5 placement in an opportunity class: typically in April - May in Year 4. Prospective students sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test (typically in July in Year 4) and are allocated places at schools according to their profile score, out of 300, which comprises both exam and school marks.

Find more information about Opportunity Class Placement including test format / date / test, application / date, selectionn process and more here under New South Wales or linked official pages.


  1. Find out how the minimum entry score or placement profile score is set or calculated.
  2. On a statewide basis only one in 200 or .5% of students would generally be capable of acceleration in all subjects to be successful in an opportunity class.
  3. There are 75 opportunity classes offering placement in Year 5. The number of vacancies was over 1700 and the number of applicants was over 11, 000. The success rate is about 15%, double competitive as the selective school placement success rate 30%.
  4. Practice is the key to excel in the tests. You may need to buy selective school entry test books for practice.
  5. Opportunity Class placement past test papers.
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